hoping for some advice! A coworker recently made a plea
for recommendations for a candidate to fill an open position. Apparently
all applicants thus far had been a poor fit. Coworker described what
she was looking for, and a few of us said that we would keep an eye out
I subsequently found out that a good friend of
mine was looking to make a career shift to improve work/life balance. My
friend doesn't have any experience in the particular field, but is
vastly over-qualified in terms of transferable skills (the position doesn't require any field-specific experience). I told my friend
about the position, she applied, and I mentioned this to my coworker.
in the proceeding weeks, there have been a few significant changes in
the organizational structure at work, which have given me the
opportunity to see this coworker in a different light. I have caught her
being manipulative, and game playing a few times, and now I'm worried
that I've brought my friend into a weird political mess (I blame the
show for no longer being able to use the phrase 'game of thrones').
the one hand, I feel obligated to warn my friend about her potential
boss using her as a pawn, but on the other, in case this could be a good fit, I don't want
to taint the process with my perspective.
Edited because spelling..